Mike Portnoy Helps Adrenaline Mob Pay Tribute To AJ Pero


. (TeamRock Radio) Former Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy rejoined his old bandmates to perform a show in New Jersey on Saturday following the sudden death of AJ Pero from an apparent heart attack on Friday.

Adrenaline Mob issued a statement announcing Pero's passing in Poughkeepsie, New York at the age of 55 while on tour on Friday. The band paid tribute to Pero with a performance close to the group's hometown of New York.

Ahead of the gig, Adrenaline Mob said: "Tonight we honor the passing of our beloved Adrenaline Mob brother AJ Pero by performing at Starland Ballroom in NJ. AJ put his heart and soul into Adrenaline Mob and would want nothing more than for the show to go on. Playing in memory of Anthony Jude Pero tonight will be Mike Portnoy and Chad Szeliga."

Portnoy added: "I will be sitting in this evening to help out my Adrenaline Mob brothers in their time of need to honour and pay tribute to our friend AJ Pero tonight at the Starland Ballroom in NJ." Read more here.

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